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12-18-2011, 09:28 PM
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Don't know what to say about that.... but I wish Halak would have used his glove.

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12-18-2011, 09:29 PM
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if blues can they need to pawn elliott off for whatever they can get. He is not even half the goalie halak is and the time to sell him is now.
Weird thread to post this in. Sarcasm?

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12-18-2011, 09:30 PM
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12-18-2011, 09:31 PM
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12-18-2011, 09:32 PM
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Nice of Langs to give it to Berglund.

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12-18-2011, 09:32 PM
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Not a great game for the Blues, but we'll take the 2 points gladly.

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12-18-2011, 09:34 PM
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It wasn't pretty, but it got the job done. Good response from the team in the third...they showed a lot of heart.

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12-18-2011, 09:34 PM
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A very ugly game! But a win.... I feel kind of dirty after watching this.

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12-18-2011, 09:35 PM
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Well, 2 points are good for us no matter how ugly the game was. Good to see we can battle hard when things aren't going our way. If we can continue winning at this pace for another 15-20 games, we should be almost guaranteed a spot this year.

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12-18-2011, 09:35 PM
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We just need to overcome it and play our game.
And we did just that. Kudos team. Great 3rd!

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12-18-2011, 09:36 PM
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How awesome are Backes, Oshie and Steen?
Honestly, I can't think of a single post-lockout Blues line that has looked as good as this one (although maybe that's not saying too much). Three consistently good 2-way guys who are physical, never give up on a play, and who all bring their own elements of offensive prowess. I love it.

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12-18-2011, 09:36 PM
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I was watching the game off and on and didn't notice who was Stewart lined with?

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12-18-2011, 09:42 PM
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12-18-2011, 09:51 PM
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Huge credit to Arnott and Langenbrunner who played a classic veteran third period when the Blues needed a boost and a comeback. They're a perfect complement to the young skilled core.

This was an ugly game and didn't look at all like what we've been seeing lately but in years past the Blues would've let adversity get to them. Finding ways to win games outside your comfort zone is the sign of a good team.

Halak had an average night but the reason for that goal against deluge was poor defensive coverage. They seemed out of sorts in their own zone for stretches. It's as if they're mentally prepared to bring it for 60 minutes against the top teams because they know they must do so to win, but against a bottom-feeder like this terrible Columbus squad they lose some minor edge. Fortunately Columbus doesn't win puck battles in their own zone and Mason is a terrible hockey player.

I really enjoyed how they hit Umberger tonight. Glad to also get out of the game without major injury, because this was a cheap shot major injury looking game if we've seen one in a long while.

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12-18-2011, 09:56 PM
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Nice of Langs to give it to Berglund.
And even nicer of Perron to give to Langs. He had no one in front of him while skating through the neutral zone. Very unselfish play by both players. Oh and by the way Perron is now point-per-game since his return.

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12-18-2011, 10:02 PM
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Agree with the statement that this one belongs to the vets. Langenbrunner, Arnott and Nichol would not let the Blues give away the two points tonite.

Last year we would have folded. These old-timers know how to keep fighting through the down time and stay in the game for 60 minutes.

Thought Halak could have stopped one (maybe two) of the goals.

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12-18-2011, 10:10 PM
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Hitch announced a few days he would give Halak both games to see how he responded. I wish Elliot was playing tonight, although the goals weren't Halak's fault. He has actually made some great saves so far.
Umm...what? Yeah they were.

Whatever though, it's nice to score some goals and get the win. Hate the Jackets and we keep improving our record. Loved our energy and offensive output tonight, especially from Oshie.

Go Blues!

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12-18-2011, 10:12 PM
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Halak was facing more quality shots that Elliot has in his past 5 starts combined. The Blues D didn't have their best game. It happens.

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12-18-2011, 10:13 PM
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I was watching the game off and on and didn't notice who was Stewart lined with?
It changed a lot throughout the game. Started with Berglund and Perron, then was moved down to the 3rd/4th lines for awhile. Didn't really miss many (if any) ES shifts, though, so it's hard to get a read on exactly what it "means."

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12-18-2011, 10:19 PM
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Petro goal

We need to see more of that.

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12-18-2011, 10:20 PM
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1st goal - rebound goal and the player was left alone for the goal
2nd goal - puck was deflected from a shot from the point that deflected over Halak's shoulder....lucky bounce
3rd goal- one timer from the slot... great shot
4th goal - batted out of mid air by a guy left alone at side of net


Not sure any were Halak's fault. He also made many key saves throughout the game. Faced more quality chances than the Blues are use to giving up.

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12-18-2011, 10:24 PM
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Umm...what? Yeah they were.
The first one looked like it deflected on the way to him, and the resulting rebound went right to a Jackets player who had an uncontested tap in.

The second one deflected in off Dorsett's hip.

The third one on the PP he had literally no chance on a broken coverage.

The fourth one was a waist-high baseball shot off a rebound that resulted from a shot that went through three players (including a great screen in front of the net).

Which of those where you pinning on Halak?

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12-18-2011, 11:30 PM
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It changed a lot throughout the game. Started with Berglund and Perron, then was moved down to the 3rd/4th lines for awhile. Didn't really miss many (if any) ES shifts, though, so it's hard to get a read on exactly what it "means."
Well he only had 14:11 and had the 8th most shifts among forwards. I was watching in the 3d specifically for his shifts. Down the stretch he didn't get a shift from before the 4th Columbus goal until after the ENG.

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12-18-2011, 11:51 PM
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It sure was nice to have a bit of an offensive explosion in the third. It definitely wasn't the best we've seen the Blues play, but one thing they wanted to focus on was raising the level of their poorer games. I think they did that tonight.

This is off-topic, but I was just thinking earlier today about how the Blues are 13-0-1 when leading after two periods. Two years ago, their record could've easily been something like 6-4-4 when leading after two. Giving up leads in the third period was a HUGE problem for the Blues, and I love seeing how much they've improved on that front. To see that they can come back after being down after two periods was also nice to see. I know they were only trailing by a goal, but with the way the offense has been lately, you never know if they can get another.

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